October 5, 2010

Just in time for the Halloween season...

Victor Godwin, budding scientist, is not too thrilled with his mom's new tenant. Who is he? Where are his references? And why does he look like Benjamin Franklin, who's been dead for 200 years?

After 200 years of peaceful sleep, Ben is back! And he's lost - "I am simply an old man, lost in time" - or is he? Believing he may be the last of the Prometheans, Ben does not give up. He inspires Victor to trust and to believe...no matter the results. While Ben is running around town eating as much electricity as he can (oh, the irony), Victor remains faithful and searches for answers, not just for Ben, but for himself. And with the science fair just around the corner, a ruined project, and one of the greatest minds available for consultation, the results are fantastic...or disastrous. You decide! 

This short novel packs a lot of punch. While the idea seems a little far-fetched, it is no more so than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As a matter of fact, I think this idea is more original. McElligott and Tuxbury present a fun tale for boys (girl readers are welcome) of science, fun, and the importance of letting life happen.

Enthusiastic two thumbs up! Definitely worth adding to your shelf.

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